At this time of year, new publications start to slow up a bit, but there are still plenty in the pipeline.
One of the instruments which suffers from a lack of good quality, interesting and above all inexpensive music is the French Horn. Would you pay well over £20 for a book of studies? Yikes! Brass Wind Publications are trying to reverse that trend, almost single-handedly, and have published a number of new music books this year. The latest is Philip Godfrey's Three Impromptus for Horn, which arrived this week.
At this time of year I get bombarded with lists of Christmas music from publishers, I can't put it all on the website so I pick and choose, trying to get something for every instrument. So this week I also got Great Carols for F/Eb horn, which has a CD included too. There really aren't too many carol books for horn. I also got Great Carols for Flute, Oboe and Mallets, which has to be a first in music publishing! Also looking to fill another gap, I got Great Carols for Bassoon, Trombone and Euphonium (TC and BC). There aren't many carol books for bassoon either, so bassoonists get a raw deal at Christmas.
Other new sheet music this week:
Spectrum for Piano Duet(ABRSM)
Piping Down the Valleys Wild for flute (Brass Wind)
Mahler's Adagietto from the 5th Symphony for Organ (Suddeutscher Musikkverlag)
A new edition of Petr Eben's Musica Dominicalis for organ
Organ and Keyboard Music at the Salzburg Court 1500-1800 (Barenreiter)